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by Joseph Hosey

JOLIET, Ill. - A judge on Tuesday would not allow testimony to be used from a man who said that former Chicago area policeman Drew Peterson offered him $25,000 to find a hit man to kill Peterson's third wife, dealing a blow to prosecutors on the first day of the murder trial.


CHICAGO - Chicago's structural budget imbalance has been reduced substantially, with the latest projection showing a gap of $369 million in fiscal 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday.


CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said on Monday he is calling a special legislative session in August for lawmakers to deal with "comprehensive" reforms to ease the state's huge unfunded pension liability.


Phelps makes history with record 19th medal

LONDON - Michael Phelps won the right to call himself the greatest Olympian of all time when the U.S. team destroyed the field in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Tuesday to hand him his 19th medal.

AUSTIN, Texas - Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.

Iconoclastic American author Gore Vidal dead at 86

LOS ANGELES - Writer Gore Vidal, who filled his novels and essays with acerbic observations on politics, sex and American culture while carrying on feuds with big-name literary rivals, died on Tuesday at home in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, age 86.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Anand Shimpi is one of the most influential tech industry figures you've never heard of.

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